What You Will Find on Clandonald-heritage.com
Above Each Page is the Site Menu surrounded in a Celtic knot. This allows access to each major category of Clan Donald Heritage.com by placing the cursor on the page title and clicking (Home, Origins, Donald, Branches, Ancestry, Tartans, Video, Legends, & Sources). The page you are on will be highlighted in the top menu.
About Us Page: contains background information on the webmaster, his sources, and the purpose of the web site. Also provides information on Clan Donald Heritage, Inc. a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation and educational activities.
Origins Page: contains a brief history of the beginnings of Clan Donald in Ireland, Dalriada, and Argyll, before and after it became part of Scotland.
Donald: contains a brief history of the man for whom we are named. This warrior king survived an amazing life to die at 84 years of age.
Branches: contains an overview of why Clan Donald is divided into branches, another larger map of Scotland and a discussion of "clan maps" and how they pertain to Clan Donald.
Ancestry Chart: contains a chart of the Irish & Dalriadic ancestry of Somhairlidh (Somerled) and his Scottish descendants. Below the ancestry chart you may access a brief article on recent challenges to the traditional ancestry of Somerled and excerpts from ancient Irish Annals verifying the Celtic ancestry of Somerled now available on the Internet site for the School of Celtic Studies Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
Tartan Gallery: Contains a history of Clan Donald tartans and 22 samples of tartans from Clan Donald branches. You are invited to save any of the tartan samples as a wallpaper to show your tartan as the background of your computer screen.
Video: contains the Armadale video divided into chapters by branch of Clan Donald. Also contains high resolution photos taken from the Armadale video featured on this web site.
Legends or Myths: related to Clan Donald either by location or similarity to a Clan Donald branch history. Telling Legends was the Celtic way of teaching social values, standards of conduct, and forbidden acts. The legends give us a detailed look at what our Celtic ancestors considered character flaws and admirable traits of the Champions and the champions were the role models. Celtic legends included are:
The Death of Cu Chulainn,
(You may view the legends by clicking on their name above)
Sources: Links to other Clan Donald related web sites, source web sites used for our site, and lists of books used as sources for this web site. Our major source is Donald J. Macdonald’s history of Clan Donald. Thirty eight other works are listed that have been cited.
Site Map: YOU ARE HERE. You can navigate this web site from the menu at the top of the screen or various links highlighted within the text